July 2009 - Sandhya Gupta, In Her Own Words

I was born in New Delhi and obtained a degree in Indian Literature (graduating with honors). I also earned a degree in Textile Design from Delhi University. I am married with 2 adult children.  Since 1992, my husband and I have been based in Milan, Italy. My husband worked for one of the largest tr

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July 2009 - Our Cover: P3, The Italian Way

By Lisa Thomas  As I stood on the streets in Milan, Italy, I witnessed a number of incidences. First, a woman reached over and touched what appeared to be a friend on her shoulders and blew kisses in the air to her left and then to her right. Just a few steps away from the women was a peaceful-l

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July 2009 - Coping with the Recession

By Richard Morgan The way that it's standing right now, it looks like the recession is not going away any time soon. Back when it was first announced, many experts said that it would be around the middle of 2009 before we started to see a recovery, but now that the news has been examined and anal

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July 2009 - Wilder in Real Life: The First Job

Lauren Wilder As a new contributor to The P3 Power Boost , I would like to introduce myself; my name is Lauren Wilder and I like go by my last name. I am a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in English. Currently I am located in Kinston, a small town o

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July 2009 - Notes from the Editor: Oh, Those Negative Nellies!

By Karyn L. Beach It would be great if we could wave a magic wand and get those critical, complaining, never-satisfied Negative Nellies stranded on their own island (a la Lost ). Sometimes it’s easy to get rid of that negative influence – especially if they are an acquaintance or a not-so-clo

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July 2009 - Saying ‘I Love You’

By Lisa Thomas This past weekend I had the pleasure of witnessing my aunt and uncle as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. My cousins planned a surprise anniversary party and it was absolutely amazing! They were indeed surprised. My aunt, not knowing what was on the other side the

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July 2009 - Stop that Stinkin’ Doomsday Thinkin’!

by Diannia Baty  I won’t argue the fact that there are some big changes happening on our world; but, the fact is changes have been happening for a long time now and this is nothing new. While the wheels are turning, we don’t notice much until the wheels stop turning.  Remember any long c

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July 2009 - My Declaration

By GiGi Sampson  “ . . . Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!” These aren’t mere words. They are our inalienable rights proclaimed in our beloved Declaration of Independence! I am concerned “we the people” have gotten somewhat off-track with respect to these rights. Is it possib

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